Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?

October 20, 2017

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about furnace service plans. Do you need one? Is the value there? What should it cover? Hopper Heating and Air can help answer your questions and erase some confusion.

But I Have a Warranty

One of the most confusing things about furnace repair plans is that homeowners often assume they don’t need one because the furnace is under warranty. However, the warranty and a maintenance service agreement are two very different things—and in many cases, you will need to have routine furnace service done to keep your warranty valid. These visits help ensure your furnace is running as it should and help recognize potential problems before they become larger, and expensive, problems. A warranty commonly only covers major components of a furnace, and not labor costs, which can add up quickly. It’s important to understand all the details of your warranty so you understand what’s covered and what isn’t.

Other Benefits of Routine Maintenance

Along with keeping your system operating safely, routine maintenance provides other benefits that will help you. Properly maintained systems are more likely to operate at peak efficiency, which can potentially save you some money on your utility costs. They also filter your home’s air better, helping to keep you healthier and your home cleaner.

That’s not all, another benefit of routine maintenance is that it helps make sure your furnace will work correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a cold Shelby night is to have to call for an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Hopper Heating and Air, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the good things about purchasing a maintenance plan is that you aren’t likely to skip out on scheduling beneficial annual maintenance. We’ve found that once homeowners invest in a service plan, they don’t forget schedule their service much better than homeowners without a service plan—and their furnace and indoor air quality benefit! Even better, our experts will typically get in contact with the homeowners to schedule your appointment as a helpful reminder.

If you want to learn more about furnace service plans, or if you’re ready to get one now, call Hopper Heating and Air at 704-233-7363 and we’ll get you set.